My hubby was smokin’ on Father’s Day.
I mean he’s smokin’ all the time….
but Sunday, he was literally smokin’.
He started early, waking at 6am to get the wood chips and coals heating up. By 7am they were in the barrel, having marinated overnight in a dry rub.
For nine and a half hours he let them smoke, only opening the barrel door once to add more chips. The neighborhood was filled with the smell of bbq making it extremely difficult to wait so long for it! Our mouths were watering all day for it.
We didn’t even talk to each other as we ate. It was so awesomely good. He’d made a vinegar based bbq sauce with the same seasonings as the rub, but the pork was tender and flavorful enough that it really wasn’t needed. (Although I like the added burst of flavor and tang.) The coleslaw was vinegar based as well.. just like I like it! And the cornbread pancake? Well, it coulda used a little more corn meal flavor, but was delicious just the same.
Grumpy’s could learn a thing or two from us.
And as if the meal wasn’t enough to make for a great Father’s Day, we gathered the 3 waking kids (our oldest works overnight, so sleeps during the day) and made them spend some time with us.
Bribing them with soda and snacks got them outta their rooms, and once out, they surprisingly stayed out there for a while.
All in all, it was a great day for everyone. We even snuck in a short family walk to visit with Grandma and Grandpa (Frozen Bread).